you know there was a time when people like me couldn't live here because of their race or the color of their skin. i'll never forget how i felt being told i wasn't welcome in this neighborhood, that this apartment was for whites only. that got better over time, but some people still didn't get equal treatment when it came to finding a home. no, there's no apartment here for you . well i own this building now, the fair housing act made a difference for someone like me. it gives us the opportunity to live in communities of our choice, free from discrimination. the fair housing act makes it illegal to discriminate in the renting or selling of a home because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability. know your rights, if you believe you have experienced housing discrimination, contact hud.